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South Africa is often referred to as a world in one country and it certainly deserves this title.  

There are very few places on earth which offer such a diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities. Whether it is safaris or cities, beaches or winelands, surfing or skiing that you are looking for, look no further, you can find it all here. At Tailormade Africa we are absolutely convinced that the key to a successful trip is in the small details. Let us assist you in tailoring a South Africa holiday safari to your wishes, budget and time.

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What to expect from a South Africa safari?

When you hear the word ‘safari’, we have no doubt that lots of visions will come to mind. The wide-open savannahs of Kenya and Tanzania perhaps. Lions, leopards, giraffes and zebras – definitely. Well, what makes South Africa different?

First of all, South Africa as a country has so much to offer, not just the amazing nature reserves. Cape Town has for the seventh year in a row been voted the ‘Best City in the World’ by The Telegraph Travel Awards. Combine this with a visit to the prestigious wine region and a safari in one of the many private game reserves the country has to offer and you’ll have one of the most amazing two week trips of your life.

South Africa has some gorgeous and well-loved National Parks supported by the government, including the Kruger which is one of the most famous in the world. That said, they are easily accessible and can be overwhelmingly busy which is why we have hand-picked some of the more exclusive parks and private reserves which can offer our clients a more ‘private’ way to experience the rich game that South Africa has to offer. The places we work with have a limit to the number of visitors allowed at any given game sighting, minimising the impact on the creatures that call these reserves their home. The owners of these reserves are tasked with managing the game, ensuring their populations are always at their best balance and have anti-poaching at their core.

What are the best places to go on safari in South Africa?

The question we would ask you back is, ‘what for’? We design all of our trips to match your wants and needs and there is so much choice in South Africa, you’ve come to the right place to find out which the best is for you! Do you want malaria-free? We’ve got you covered. Fancy ticking off the Big Five? No problem! ‘Best place to go walking…’ – easy peasy. Want to sleep out under the African sky? Sorted!

As a first timer, or even as a true safari aficionado, South Africa is such a rich destination for safari and one we think you simply can’t do in one go (unless you’re willing to spend a few months there and we would gladly help!). We’ve organised honeymoons in the Sabi Sands, followed by their family trip a few years later in the Eastern Cape or in the stunning Madikwe where they haven’t had to think about malaria.

What is the best time to visit South Africa for a safari?

South Africa is an amazing all-round destination, and who better to help you pin-point the best way to enjoy it than specialists who live and breathe the destination? Of course everyone wants something different though – and as the country itself is so vast and has so many different ecosystems, it can be useful to understand the seasons to make sure you get what is best for you. As the country is in the southern hemisphere, it enjoys the opposite seasons to those of us who live in the north. We would therefore love to share our month-by-month guide with you to give you some help, but do remember: we are only at the end of a phone call if you want us to break it down for you!

How much do safaris in South Africa cost?

In truth, a jolly good safari cannot be done on a low budget. Well, it can be – but you’d be sharing an overlander truck with a lot of fun chaps and certainly wouldn’t have the privacy that we like to cater for! Don’t get us wrong – we’ve done that. We have all of us lived and breathed Africa, to the point where half of our team actually live there!

One of the things we believe in is the opportunity to experience the South African bush at its best. That means less crowds, and more intimate game experiences. The lodges and reserves that we support each have a passion for conservation, sustainability and a dedication to the people they employ and work with, and that is the kind of experience we want you to have on your trip of a lifetime. The lodges are small, personal and give you the opportunity to get to know your hosts and learn about the environment that you have arrived into. This doesn’t come without a cost, but that said, we aren’t in the business of spending money for the sake of it!

What should I pack of a South Africa safari?

It all depends on when you’re going, but you don’t want to forget your camera, that’s for sure. Everywhere you go will have electricity so you don’t have to worry about running out of batteries, just make sure you have enough storage as we’re sure you’ll be taking more photos than you expect! The plugs are different to home though and are unusual to the rest of the world with three large round points, so well worth having an adaptor handy. You can pick one up easily from the airport so don’t worry if you forget one before you leave.

Where in South Africa can I go on a malaria-free safari?

Now that’s a good question! South Africa is arguably the best country in Africa to travel to in order to avoid malarial areas, particularly if you want to go on safari. We are huge supporters of the Sanbona Private Game Reserve which is not too far away from Cape Town and totally malaria free. We also love the Eastern Cape, where there are some really fantastic high-end private game reserves worth visiting which are very conservation focused – many offering a big five experience.

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  • Emily & her husband

    Magical

    Tailormade Africa organised our honeymoon in November 2022 - visiting Botswana for Safari, Cape Town and Zanzibar. We had a truly magical experience, which was down to the seamless communications with Rob ... Read more
    Emily & her husband
    Botswana, South Africa & Zanzibar, November 2022
  • Peter & his wife

    Rob Morley was knowledgeable, efficient, understood what we wanted and planed an outstanding trip

    I got in touch with Rob Morley from Tailormade Africa after an Internet search. Their website presentation resonated with me more than other sites ... Read more
    Peter & his wife
    South Africa, November 2023
  • Hilary & her friend

    Great personalised service!

    Great trip. Well planned with some excellent touches (such as being met as soon as we stepped inside the terminal at Kigali). Some good choices of accomodation in terms of lodges ... Read more
    Hilary & her friend
    Rwanda & Tanzania, September 2023
  • Andy & his wife

    Excellent selection of destinations and perfectly planned logistics

    Clyde and the team delivered on a promise, again! Not the first time we've used them and it will not be the last. From booking to arriving home the attention to detail ... Read more
    Andy & his wife
    Kenya, September 2023
  • Sam & her family

    Best tour operator for bespoke safaris

    Clyde organised a bespoke trip in Botswana for a family holiday. The trip was extremely well organised and no issue occurred during the trip. Clyde kept in touch with us throughout ... Read more
    Sam & her family
    Botswana, September 2023
  • Michael & Christine

    If you want excellent advice, service and value this is the Company to deal with

    We have dealt with Clyde at Tailormade Africa for many years and find his advice excellent. The itinerary produced is very easy to follow and nothing is too much trouble if some changes are requested. We have always ... Read more
    Michael & Christine
    Zambia & Zimbabwe, September 2023
  • Sam & Grace

    Rob Morley was enthusiastic from the start to help us create a honeymoon we would never forget!

    Tailormade Africa and Rob Morley in-particular helped us create a honeymoon we will never forget! From start to finish Rob was attentive to our budget and everything we asked if from our trip to be included. His enthusiasm ... Read more
    Sam & Grace
    Tanzania & Pemba (Zanzibar) Honeymoon, August 2023
  • Jim & his wife

    Tailormade Africa enabled us to achieve the trip of a lifetime

    My wife and I just completed a three week trip to Rwanda and Southern Tanzania and it truly was the trip of a lifetime. We had been keenly looking forward to it for a long time and it exceeded our expectations ... Read more
    Jim & his wife
    Rwanda & Tanzania, September 2023
  • Jason & his wife

    Created an excellent safari that was personalised to perfectly fit budget,interest and requirements

    Clyde and his team gave us lots of advice to tailor the safari to our needs. They were able to change certain aspects to fit in with our budget. The ground teams were excellent and everything ran smoothly. The lodges ... Read more
    Jason & his wife
    Rwanda & Tanzania, September 2023
  • Sarah & her family

    Expert, precision knowledge - putting us in exactly the right place +date for a mega river crossing!

    Clyde from Tailormade Africa spent time with us during the booking phase - answering questions and providing expert advice and insight into how to get the best out of our "wish list" safari to see migratory herds and a Mara river crossing ... Read more
    Sarah & her family
    Tanzania, July 2023
  • Enda & his partner

    Genuine experts who listened to us and built a personalised holiday that was perfect for us

    This was our first safari and, although we’ve travelled independently a lot, we wanted expert advice on what would give us the best experience. Clyde clearly has extensive knowledge and experience ... Read more
    Enda & his partner
    Zambia, September 2023
  • Debbie & her husband

    An excellent operator with in-depth knowledge and experience of Africa.

    Rob Morley and the team at Tailormade ensured we had a very special experience in order to celebrate a significant milestone birthday. Most importantly he listened to the brief and succeeded in managing both our expectations ... Read more
    Debbie & her husband
    Kenya, June 2023
  • Chris & his wife

    Awesome holiday in every detail

    We had an amazing trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe. Clyde's in depth knowledge and suggestions of camps to visit proved to be absolutely spot on, Shinde and Kwando Lagoon were exactly on the brief of what we were hoping to experience ... Read more
    Chris & his wife
    Botswana & Zimbabwe, July 2023
  • Ryan & Olivia

    A trip to remember

    When travelling overseas, I am the type of person that wants to experience all that the country has to offer, the problem is, like with most overseas trips, you only have a limited of time to experience it all. This ... Read more
    Ryan & Olivia
    South Africa Honeymoon, August 2023
  • Tony & Jan

    Excellent service and first class safari trip

    From day one Clyde was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He arranged our safari at short notice and in terms of accommodation and guiding it worked seamlessly. We had originally thought of going to Kenya, but ... Read more
    Tony & Jan
    Tanzania, July 2023
  • Glenda & her husband Noel

    Excellent organisation and service

    My husband and I live in Australia. Following internet research into companies that specialise in Africa, we approached Tailormade Africa to organise our extensive, 6 week journey , through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe ... Read more
    Glenda & her husband Noel
    Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, May 2023
  • Joanna & her husband

    Exceptional organisation, wonderful trip to Tanzania

    My husband and I booked a trip to Tanzania through Clyde at Tailormade Africa, booking it only 2 months before we travelled. I enquired with several tour operators and received a few quotes before deciding on Tailormade Africa ... Read more
    Joanna & her husband
    Tanzania, August 2023
  • Steve A & his partner

    Excellent Planning, Perfect Vacation

    Clyde organized a fantastic safari for us in Zimbabwe. He took note of the countries and camps we had stayed in before and what wildlife we were interested in and tailored our trip accordingly. He had personal knowledge ... Read more
    Steve A & his partner
    Tanzania, July 2023
  • Sandeep & his family

    Wrapped up an "outstandingly organized" trip to Zanzibar / Serengeti in Tanzania

    Clyde organized a fantastic safari for us in Zimbabwe. He took note of the countries and camps we had stayed in before and what wildlife we were interested in and tailored our trip accordingly. He had personal knowledge ... Read more
    Sandeep & his family
    Tanzania & Zanzibar, June 2023
  • Amanda, her partner & friends

    Extremely knowledgeable, efficient and good value.

    Clyde organized a fantastic safari for us in Zimbabwe. He took note of the countries and camps we had stayed in before and what wildlife we were interested in and tailored our trip accordingly. He had personal knowledge ... Read more
    Amanda, her partner & friends
    Zimbabwe, June 2023
  • Christy & her family

    Amazing experience, excellent organization!

    Tailormade Africa was perfect in all aspects. Rob Morley, thank you for making our experience an unforgettable one. We never had to worry about a thing ... Read more
    Christy & her family
    Tanzania, March 2023
  • Paul & his partner

    Indispensable advisor from start to finish

    We knew we wanted to travel in South Africa but had no idea! I gave 3 safari experts the same brief explaining what we wanted to do, what we liked and how flexible we could be. Clyde at Tailormade Africa was the only agent ... Read more
    Paul & his partner
    South Africa, May 2023
  • Susana & her partner

    Highly recommend Tailormade Africa as they went above and beyond in creating an amazing experience

    We recently went on our honeymoon to South Africa and had the pleasure of traveling with Tailormade Africa and I can assure you they are an excellent tour operator! From the moment I inquired about the tour,... Read more
    Susana & her partner
    South Africa Honeymoon, April 2023
  • Sandra & her partner

    Very experienced team, every care taken, all meetings and collections on time couldn’t be better

    Gave Tailormade an out line of what we would like to see, also gave them a rough budget, they suggested a 4 day Safari in South Africa followed by a 4 day safari in Botswana which worked very well ... Read more
    Sandra & her partner
    South Africa & Botswana, February 2023
  • Rita, Jack & Kate

    Focus on enjoying your African Experience rather than logistics!

    We are a family of three; myself and my two adult children. We are very experienced travelers so I usually do all of the travel logistics. This time, we did three countries; luxury and rough, drive safari and boat safari ... Read more
    Rita, Jack & Kate
    South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana, January 2023
  • Nigel & Lynda

    Reliable, thoughtful, knowledgeable and committed

    Tailormade Africa know Africa and provide a superb level of service. They are proactive - contacting you if, for example, there is a problem with your schedule. They are also speedily reactive ... Read more
    Nigel & Lynda
    Namibia, December 2022 to January 2023
  • Aditi & a group of friends

    Tailormade made our Tanzanian experience exciting and unforgettable

    From booking flight/acquiring visas to being dropped off to the airport at the end of our trip, Tailormade made our trip seemless and unforgettable. It was the first vacation I took where I didn't experience any problem or ... Read more
    Aditi & a group of friends
    Mount Kilimanjaro, Tazania & Zanzibar, October 2022
  • Pepi & a group of friends

    Rob fulfilled our desires during the planning process & while we were in Madagascar

    Rob of Tailormade Africa and the staff were impeccable in helping us plan our trip and augmenting our desires with their knowledge. They arranged for wonderful guides who gave us personalized service. It was a trip ... Read more
    Pepi & a group of friends
    Madagascar, October 2022
  • Steve & his wife

    Tailormade Africa truly is a unique company whose desire to ensure you are happy is unparalleled

    I formed my relationship with Rob Morley of Tailormade Africa after initially contacting him about travelling to South Africa for the 2022 Comrades Marathon. I mentioned to Rob that after running ... Read more
    Steve & his wife
    South Africa, August 2022
  • Carol & her partner

    Up Close and Incredibly Awesome

    Clyde and Tailormade Africa delivered an incredible safari experience for us in July of 2021. Sometimes, writing a review directly upon return it's still a euphoria time...but even a year and more later, our time on safari ... Read more
    Carol & her partner
    Tanzania, July 2021
  • Gill & her partner

    Very knowledgeable and helpful in planning our itinerary

    We found Clyde to be very knowledgeable about our destination and very helpful planning our holiday. We felt we had the right amount of time in each place. He also suggested a wonderful destination for the end of our gorilla ... Read more
    Gill & her partner
    Rwanda & Pemba Island (Zanzibar), September 2022
  • Leonid & his wife

    Highly experienced in providing a top notch safari experience

    Not a glitch in the organisation of our 22 days safari through Botswana and Zimbabwe. Professionally managed from the first interaction with Taylormade Africa through to the flight back ... Read more
    Leonid & his wife
    Botswana & Zimbabwe, September 2022
  • Robert, his wife & some friends

    Organized and knowledgeable

    From start to finish Clyde and his group walked you through the process of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Clyde actually set up a time to talk on the phone to learn more about our travel group and what we wanted to see/expect ... Read more
    Robert, his wife & some friends
    Botswana & Zimbabwe, September 2022
  • June on her first safari

    The safari was incredible

    The safari was incredible! and the entire experience was seamless and easy thanks to Tailormade. Our hotel lodgings were superb ... Read more
    June on her first safari
    August 2022
  • HL & 7 friends

    Our group of 8 had a phenomenal safari experience, exceeding all expectations

    We had an incredible safari experience in August 2022, entire trip arranged by Clyde at Tailormade Africa. The lodging accommodations, food, guides, hospitality and daily itineraries far exceeded ... Read more
    HL & 7 friends
    Tanzania, August 2022
  • Claire & her family

    Rob from Tailormade made the experience a once in a lifetime

    Rob was incredibly detailed and knowledgeable throughout the whole experience, from the initial call to really understand what we wanted which allowed him to come back ... Read more
    Claire & her family
    Tanzania & Pemba (Zanzibar), August 2022
  • Nigel & his family

    Amazing safari in Zimbabwe and Madagascar

    We had a truly amazing safari in Zimbabwe and Madagascar organized by Tailormade Africa. We had many discussions with Clyde ahead of the holiday to make sure he knew what we were looking for ... Read more
    Nigel & his family
    Zimbabwe & Madagascar, July 2022
  • Tony & his wife

    Superb all round

    I initially got in touch with Rob Morley at Tailormade Africa to arrange joining his Africa Marathons group to run the Comrades Marathon in South Africa, and mentioned that my wife and I were planning on a few days' R&R ... Read more
    Tony & his wife
    Tanzania & Zanzibar, September 2022
  • Rittu & Ali

    Clyde from Tailormade Africa put together an epic once-in-a-lifetime trip that was par-excellence!

    Clyde and I started discussing our African safari trip over a year ago. My husband and I were thinking about embarking on a month-long trip to Eastern and Southern Africa to celebrate my milestone birthday. I had done some research ... Read more
    Rittu & Ali
    Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa, July 2022
  • James & his wife

    Top notch bespoke Safari Travel service.

    I can't say enough good things about Tailormade Africa. They arranged what I consider to be "once in a lifetime" travel experience for my wife and I. I really liked their process. It is very ... Read more
    James & his wife
    Botswana & Zimbabwe, May 2022
  • Julie & Family

    Tailormade Africa have outstanding knowledge about their destinations and organise the most trips.

    We have travelled with Tailormade Africa on several occasions to lots of different destinations both with and without the family. Every time they have guided us to locations ... Read more
    Julie & Family
    Botswana & South Africa, April 2022
  • Kara & Rory

    Knowledgeable and personable- went above and beyond to give us the honeymoon of our dreams!!!

    We stumbled across Tailormade Africa by chance and we are so grateful that we did! We explored several mainstream travel agents when planning our African safari honeymoon and none of them were hitting the mark. After only one zoom call with Clyde at Tailormade Africa ... Read more
    Kara & Rory
    Honeymoon in Tanzania, March 2022
  • Seb & Lucy

    Phenomenal. Can we go again already?

    Myself, and my now fiancé, have just got back from the trip of all trips embarking on a six day safari in Botswana. Just wow. There aren’t really enough words to express the incredible experience... Read more

    Seb & Lucy
    Botswana, March 2022
  • Lynne S

    No detail left unsorted

    I’ve recently returned from a 5 week trip around Namibia and South Africa. I gave Clyde quite a project as I wanted to experience the best of both of these countries in what was really quite a short time. Clyde... Read more

    Lynne S
    South Africa and Namibia, January 2022
  • Michael and Christine

    Tailormade Africa provides magic - sit back and relax

    We have had the pleasure of another trip organised by Clyde. There is never any reduction in the level of attention and expertise when the itinerary is put together which is followed by the supervision... Read more

    Michael and Christine
    Kenya, February 2022
  • Nerissa & Russell

    Impeccable service and planning!! Rwanda & Tanzania

    Rob Morley and team at Tailormade Africa were fantastic to work with from start to finish! I vetted multiple safari travel agents and knew that when I spoke to Rob I had found the right one. Rob... Read more

    Nerissa & Russell
    Rwanda & Tanzania, January 2022
  • Baiba and Navi

    Top class concierge travel facilitators!

    I worked with Clyde. I could not have asked for a better service. Besides making a fantastic safari itinerary, he made sure our trip was flawless in real time. He was our guardian travel angel always... Read more

    Baiba and Navi
    Zimbabwe, August/September 2021
  • Jason M

    They live up to their name!

    Clyde at Tailormade Africa put together a wonderful custom trip to Zambia and Botswana for us six friends, three couples each with different prior experiences in the region and different priorities. And he did ... Read more

    Jason M
    Zambia & Botswana, November 2021
  • Tanya v M

    Clyde Beaty, the PA's Safari Best Friend

    I did not go on Safari, but had to book it for my boss. I am a PA and I literally had to plan, what is a once in a life time trip for most, in 3 weeks, Without Clyde, I would not have managed it. Clyde literally held my hand, from ... Read more

    Tanya v M
    Tanzania, December 2021
  • Rosemary H

    Tailormade has an incredibly deep understanding of travel in Africa.

    Tailormade has put together 3 trips to Africa for myself and my husband. Areas covered have been Rwanda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, and Ethiopia. For each trip we have worked with Clyde Beaty, the founder of Tailormade, and ... Read more

    Rosemary H
    Zambia & Botswana, November 2021
  • George P & Mara M

    Now is really the time to go to Africa. Frankly safer there than in the USA

    We travelled with apprehension about Covid and the testing,... I have never travelled with such support. Tailormade Africa knew first hand all of the lodges/camps, their high points and their issues. Each time we changed venue ... Read more
    George P & Mara M
    Rwanda, Zambia & Botswana, October & November 2021
  • Sara G

    Best Adventurous Honeymoon Ever!! Thank you, Rob!!

    I´m glad that you are reading this post because it means that there is a high chance that you will be in very good hands. I don't think that there are enough stars to describe our amazing experience with Rob from Tailormade Africa ... Read more
    Sara G
    Kilimanjaro, Tanzania & Pemba Island (Zanzibar), September 2021
  • David S

    Amazing Experience at Zimbabwe! Clyde and His Team at Tailormade Africa Organized a Fantastic Trip!

    Our 3 Safaris at Zimbabwe exceeded our expectations in every level! Clyde helped us (3 couples) organize the most amazing trip ever! Logistics were right on point, especially considering covid made it much more complicated. He always ... Read more
    David S
    Zimbabwe, September 2021
  • Caitilynn and Jack

    Clyde the 'Travel Fairy' planned and executed the honeymoon of a lifetime!

    There aren't enough stars to accurately rate our experience working with Clyde and Tailormade. We came to Clyde from a friend's recommendation a month before our wedding wanting to leave for our honeymoon immediately ... Read more
    Caitilynn and Jack
    Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, September 2021 (Honeymoon)
  • Wael J

    COVID made safaris even more magical!!!

    This is my 5th time travelling with Tailormade Africa and Clyde struck gold again, sending me on yet another adventure of my life. Every time I go thinking I've seen it all and done it all, he just finds a way to top ... Read more
    Wael J
    Southern Tanzania, August 2021 (5th Safari with us)
  • Anna and Wojciech S

    Unforgettable! Tailormade Africa made it a trip of a lifetime!

    If I had to make a recommendation in one sentence – Tailormade Africa is THE place to make your African dreams come true! About planning ... Extremely personalized, great expertise and advice, impressed ... Read more
    Anna and Wojciech S
    Tanzania, July/August 2021
  • Craig and Ingrid S

    Enthusiastic and experienced - The only other thing I can say to someone considering a safari with Tailormade Africa - DO IT!

    We thought our safari days were over after 5 trips in 8 years. Then last year we saw Clyde’s rather eloquent write-up ... Read more
    Craig and Ingrid S
    Zimbabwe, July 2021
  • Kathleen B

    Tailormade Africa designed and facilitated our dream trip!

    Clyde at Tailormade Africa was a delight to work with. From our initial phone conversation, Clyde was able to capture the exact experience we were looking for. We didn’t want a group tour and nor did we wish to travel during the busy season ... Read more

    Kathleen B
    Uganda & Tanzania, Nov 2018
  • Patrice R

    Clyde's expertise and efficiency gave me the confidence to pursue my dream journey.

    Although I had had some experience travelling in southern Africa this trip was much more complicated than usual - five countries, many organizations, and the potential for logistical disasters ... Read more

    Patrice R
    Zimbabwe, July 2018
  • Freddie M

    An experience that surpassed all of our expectations!

    Rob (and TMA) organised a great holiday to South Africa a couple of years ago so when my girlfriend and I were discussing a trip to Africa, we didn't hesitate to get back in contact. After discussing budget and 'wish list', Rob came back with a couple of options and we decided to go for Uganda... Read more

    Freddie M
    Uganda, October 2019
  • Linda M

    Kind, attentive, knowledgeable

    I think Rob did a brilliant job, before, during and after the trip! Attention to detail, but beyond the work his sence of humanity - to sincerely offer assistance ... Read more

    Linda M
    Zanzibar, Pemba & Ethiopia, March 2020
  • Richard W

    Great advice and great delivery!

    From start to finish the attention to detail from Tailormade Africa was excellent. The pre-departure information was very extensive. Rob Morley and his team were responsive to some late alterations that we wanted to make ... Read more

    Richard W
    South Africa, Feb 2019
  • Carolyn Mc

    Trip of a lifetime, flawlessly planned with care

    My family of four worked with Clyde to create a true trip of a lifetime. Starting in South Africa, we made our way to Zimbabwe and then on to Tanzania to watch the wildebeest migration... Read more

    Carolyn Mc
    South Africa, Zimbabwe & Tanzania, July 2018
  • Julie L

    Super efficient, planned to the finest detail, no stone left unturned

    The communications from Rob Morley from the initial enquiry and subsequent booking, right up to departure date, and during the trip were incredible. Even down to the meet and greet at Jo'burg ... Read more

    Julie L
    South Africa, February 2020
  • Najah A

    Amazing!

    We decided to go to South Africa on a relatively short notice and Clyde and his team put together a top notch itinerary tailored to us specifically ... Read more

    Najah A
    South Africa, October 2019
  • Kathryn H

    Exceeded my already high expectations!

    Clyde and the whole Tailormade Africa group exceeded my already high expectations for our trip to South Africa. Communications were extremely easy, and we were able to customise our tour to exactly what we hoped to do ... Read more

    Kathryn H
    South Africa, October 2019
  • Mel & Liz H

    One of the best holidays we have ever had.

    From initial discussions to getting off the plane when we arrived home, Tailormade Africa arranged everything we had requested in a most friendly and professional manner ... Read more

    Mel & Liz H
    South Africa, Sept 2016
  • Denise & Roy C

    Thank you so much Rob for arranging this lovely safari!

    The drive to the reserve was spectacular and the setting for the tented camp was breathtaking and the sunrise was, WOW ... Read more

    Denise & Roy C
    South Africa, Oct 2016
  • Julie & Jeremy L

    Tailormade Africa yet again did a great job putting together our recent trip.

    Their recommendations for where to go and choice of hotel/lodges was spot on. Everything worked seamlessly when we were there and everyone in our group had a great time ... Read more

    Julie & Jeremy L
    Uganda & South Africa, Dec 2016
  • Andy & Christine C

    Supportive, personal and straightforward.

    This whole South Africa holiday experience was, for us, an amazing one and these guys at Tailormade made it all so very easy. "You'll be met at Cape Town," they said and sure enough a man waiting to take us to the baggage reclaim and to our car ... Read more

    Andy & Christine C
    South Africa, Sept 2017
  • Vance

    Fabulous experience on Safari in South Africa at Ngala and Tswalu.

    The safari experiences were excellent. Tailormade Africa was careful to assess our interests and desires and recommend alternatives for accommodations and experiences ... Read more

    Vance
    South Africa, Sept 2017
  • Freddie

    Tailormade Africa organised and delivered on an excellent itinerary for my holiday.

    My trip to South Africa came from an unplanned bid in a charity auction for Street Child of which Rob from Tailormade Africa had generously donated 3 nights stay in Cape Town ... Read more

    Freddie
    South Africa, Oct 2017
  • Anne and Andrew B

    Excellent service, demonstrating a high level of knowledge and experience, delivering top quality.

    Our experience throughout with Tailormade Africa was excellent. We felt that Clyde understood our requirements ... Read more

    Anne and Andrew B
    South Africa & Botswana, Apr 2018
  • Sarah & Jonathon A

    Unforgettable 6-week African Honeymoon!

    After some Internet research and getting ourselves very overwhelmed with 'where to start planning this trip to Africa?!' we came across Tailormade Africa. From our first email response from Rob, it was clear this was a different service to the others ... Read more

    Sarah & Jonathon A
    South Africa, Victoria Falls, Tanzania & Uganda, May 2018
  • Tommy & Keri G

    Clyde planned a trip of a lifetime that far exceeded our expectations.

    When we set out to plan our 3 week trip to Africa, we thought we knew where we wanted to go and when. After researching many companies to plan our trip ... Read more

    Tommy & Keri G
    Tanzania, Zimbabwe & South Africa, July 2018
  • Emma S

    Rob was helpful, approachable, knowledgeable about South Africa.

    All the essentials were organised following informed consultation with us, personally and by email. The accommodation was well planned and very appropriate for our needs ... Read more

    Emma S
    South Africa, Oct 2018
  • Chris & Tina

    It was everything we had hoped for.

    I am 85 years old and my wife is 78. We have done a lot of travelling over the years. We decided we would make one last big trip before we got much older. We had always talked about going to South Africa and doing a safari ... Read more

    Chris & Tina
    South Africa, Dec 2018
  • Mike R

    I thoroughly enjoyed my Tailormade Africa experience in Rwanda. The service was brilliant

    My guide (Aimable) was knowledgeable and friendly. The gorilla trekking experience was a once in a lifetime event that I will remember forever ... Read more

    Mike R
    Rwanda, Apr 2017
  • Arnie M

    The safari we booked with Tailormade Africa was truly the best trip of our lives.

    We had a telephone conversation during which Clyde Beaty determined our interests. Clyde proved to be a superb listener and offered us a tour which met our needs perfectly.... Read more

    Arnie M
    Rwanda & Tanzania, July 2019
  • Sarah & Sanusi M

    Exceptional expertise, knowledge and advice. It was clear from the beginning we were in safe hands

    The safari exceeded expectations on every possible level! All three locations, the people, guides, camps, travel, expertise, food, friendliness and everything else ... Read more

    Sarah & Sanusi M
    Rwanda, Tanzania & Zanzibar, October 2019
  • Geoff & Friends

    17 Days of action-packed adventure in amazing Rwanda.

    My name is Geoff and along with friends Anita, David and Irene we gave Rob Morley of Tailormade Africa brief to include some hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and of course gorilla trekking ... Read more
    Geoff & Friends
    Rwanda, Aug 2017
  • Trevor & Alison P

    A memorable trip!

    We were delighted with the tailor made itinerary Clyde arranged to fulfil our long held wish to combine a journey on the Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls with a safari experience in Botswana ... Read more

    Trevor & Alison P
    Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe & Botswana, Nov 2018
  • Wael J

    Exceptional service with unparalleled level of attention to detail.

    Clyde at Tailormade Africa really takes the time to get to know you on personal level. Only once he's done that, he's able to recommend the right trip with the right budget. I highly recommend him ... Read more

    Wael J
    Botswana & Zambia, Aug 2018
  • Sue B & Bill Z

    Tailormade Africa perfectly crafted every single amazing detail of our return trip to Botswana!

    We trust, respect and adore our friend Clyde Beaty, co-founder of Tailormade Africa ... Read more

    Sue B & Bill Z
    Botswana, Jun 2018
  • Dilini, Bhanu & Shalinda

    Incredible experience and our best trip to date!

    This was our fourth trip to Africa and certainly our best to date. We started planning nearly two years in advance and Clyde was with us every step of the way sharing his personal experiences and ideas ... Read more

    Dilini, Bhanu & Shalinda
    Botswana, Mar 201
  • Andrea B

    We were completely satisfied with everything.

    Clyde was informative, knowledgable, personable and even called us at home in the US to discuss our requirements ... Read more

    Andrea B
    Botswana & Zimbabwe, May 2017
  • Sandra Fox

    I found them willing to discuss which trips are suitable for my requirements.

    They are very aware of costs and the type of experience you want, I was looked after very well met off the plane, directed to my small aircraft, looked after in every camp ... Read more

    Sandra Fox
    Botswana, Feb 2017
  • Tricia O

    Truly the Holiday of a Lifetime

    It was a great pleasure planning our holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana with Clyde as he has a huge amount of expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the countries which we lacked and needed advice about and he was extremely eager to help us get things right ... Read more

    Tricia O
    Botswana & Zimbabwe, Aug 2019
  • Murray & Denise W

    What an Amazing Nine Week Trip!!

    Right from the beginning, we were very impressed with their wealth of knowledge for our destinations (Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia) and how quickly they identified our needs and designed an itinerary that was within our budget.... Read more

    Murray & Denise W
    Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, July 2019
  • Bailly N

    Clyde and his team at Tailormade Africa were amazing, and provided the exact trip we wanted!

    Excellent communication from start to finish. We never felt pressured during the booking process and all contact was on our terms... Read more

    Bailly N
    Botswana, March 2021
  • Simon

    A holiday of a lifetime!

    From the outset, Clyde has been fantastic. He tried very hard to understand our brief and came up with suggestions that we would never have considered on our own. He was flexible and willing to make changes ... Read more

    Simon
    South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), Dec 2018
  • Anne & Mal B

    We asked for a 'holiday of a lifetime' we got it and so much more.

    From the very first telephone conversation with Rob Morleyat Tailormade Africa, he understood who we were and what we wanted ... Read more

    Anne & Mal B
    Uganda, Kenya & Pemba Island, July 2018
  • Andy R

    A very successful trip, with extremely high quality advice, planning and execution from TMA.

    Clyde jumped into action at very short notice, quickly understood our preferences and put together a carefully thought-out itinerary ... Read more

    Andy R
    Kenya, Feb 2018
  • Hiba

    Everything from the planning to the holiday itself was seamless.

    Extremely helpful and communicative team...the support and organization was beyond expectations even throughout the trip. The Safari itself was excellent...clean and safe and very knowledgeable guides ... Read more

    Hiba
    Masai Mara (Kenya), Feb 2017
  • Taimoor

    Impeccably organised trip!

    Clyde and the Tailormade Africa team really did a great job for us! Before our departure where we were given beautifully personalised dashboards of the trip to come. The flight to the Masai Mara was convenient and quick and our fantastic guide (and now friend) was waiting for us ... Read more

    Taimoor
    Masai Mara (Kenya), Feb 2017
  • Catherine W & Diosmer R

    We had an absolutely AMAZING time

    It exceeded all expectations. It's certainly a trip we will never forget, we didn't want to leave ... Read more

    Catherine W & Diosmer R
    Kenya, Aug 2016
  • Marie M

    Overall it was a wonderful experience. A definitive bucket list vacation.

    Rob did an excellent job setting up our vacation. He was quick to answer emails and called several times to make sure our communication was complete ... Read more

    Marie M
    Kenya & Tanzania, Oct 2018
  • John & Tracy S with their children

    Communications were very good throughout the booking process with nothing being too much trouble.

    We originally planned to go to Madagascar ... Read more

    John & Tracy S with their children
    Mauritius, Aug 2017
  • Michelle & Phil L

    An unforgettable trip to Madagascar!

    This was our second time to Africa. Madagascar was different than mainland Africa and it exceeded our expectations! Rob's knowledge of Madagascar was valuable for all stages of planning ... Read more

    Michelle & Phil L
    Madagascar, Oct 2018

CHOOSE FROM EIGHTDIVERSE AREAS

South Africa is not only diverse in area, but has been famously referred to as the rainbow nation because it is made up of so many diverse cultures and religions.

Kruger National Park

One of the great wildlife destinations, the Kruger region is home to a staggering wealth of wildlife in over 2 million hectares, dedicated to conservation.
  • Kruger National Park

    One of the great wildlife destinations, the Kruger region is home to a staggering wealth of wildlife in over 2 million hectares, dedicated to conservation.

  • Johannesburg

    Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria.

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    KwaZulu Natal

    Unspoiled Indian Ocean beaches, vast mountain ranges, coral reefs, golf courses, craft shops, spice markets, big five game, whale watching and the history of the battlefields, KwaZulu Natal has it all.

  • Eastern Cape

    Home to the Addo Elephant Reserve, an expanse of around 180,000 hectares with around 450 Elephants, the greatest density of elephant per hectare in Africa.

  • The Garden Route

    Running roughly from the town of George to Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route is one of the most scenic driving routes in the world with mountains, forests and sleepy, pretty towns to explore.

  • Western Cape Wildlife

    This area close to Cape Town and the Winelands is home to a wide variety of wildlife experiences. From the best Big Five safari experiences at Sanbona Game Reserve to spectacular whale watching at Hermanus. The Western Cape offers it all.

  • The Winelands

    Resting at the foot of the Boland Mountains, the Cape Winelands is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wines. The breathtakingly beautiful landscape boasts incredible mountain scenery and numerous luxury wine farms laden with vineyards stretching across lush fertile valleys.

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    Cape Town

    Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own.

Our Top South Africa Hotels & Lodges

Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and a sense of wellbeing. Dating back to 1692 ... Read more

The Silo Hotel

The Silo Hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art ... Read more

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

Learn about the marine life, fynbos and pristine environment of the unusual reserve. Eat dinner on the beach with the sand between your toes and the region's finest wines on the table. Experience some of the world's best ... Read more

One&Only Cape Town

One&Only Cape Town is the ultimate curator of discovery, from active adventures, to mindful moments and exclusive, tailored experiences. Through an unrivalled kids programme, magical destination spa ... Read more

The Oyster Box

Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Renowned for generous hospitality ... Read more

Why Tailormade Africa?

Experience South Africa Safaris

Safaris in South Africa

In terms of safaris, the Kruger region is an area which stands head and shoulders above the rest. We tend to prefer the private Sabi Sand and Timbavati reserves which adjoin the national park. The big 5 game viewing here is the most consistent you will find anywhere, with leopard and rhinoceros sightings being especially phenomenal. South Africa is also the only country which offers non-malarial reserves. Coupled with the stable political situation and easy style of safari, this makes it the best family destination in Africa.

Cape Town

Voted as one of the top cities in the world to visit, Cape Town is Africa’s most beautiful city and also its food and wine capital. With Table Mountain straddling it on one side and the Atlantic Ocean stretching out on the other, it creates a very special presence. With so much to see and do, most visitors will allow for at least 4 nights here. The Winelands towns of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl are a mere hour’s drive from here and offer more incredible food, wine and spectacular mountain scenery. Slightly further on down the coast lies the town of Hermanus, which also deserves a mention for its whale watching between June – November.

Luxury Safaris & Hotels

To add to its appeal, South Africa's lodges and hotels here are the most luxurious in Africa. The standard of food, hospitality and service are truly world class. In addition, the country can be enjoyed throughout the year and the weak exchange rate makes it very affordable most of the time. What’s not to love!

Book Your South Africa Safari Holiday Today!

At Tailormade Africa we are absolutely convinced that the key to a successful trip is in the small details. In combination with your own travel personalities, quirks and nuances, likes and dislikes, the planning of your safari is only truly possible if we, your South Africa specialists, understand who you are. Please contact us or if you prefer, do drop us an email or call to have an informal chat. This will save you a lot of time and possible confusion and will immediately assist us in being able to completely tailor a South Africa holiday safari to your wishes, budget and time

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    Our South Africa Travel Specialists